Lit Society: Books and Drama
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

September 22, 2022

Let's start this week with the theme TRAVEL THE BOOK: SINGAPORE STYLE. We'll virtually visit two main attractions before quickly understanding why Singapore is one of the most visited cities in the world. Then, on to our book...  

The brilliant and beautiful Rachel Chu is shocked to find that the man she's been seeing for two years is wealthier than anyone she's ever known or heard of — ever. When she attends his best friend's wedding in Singapore and meets his family and inner circle, a shocking discovery about her own family will test the limits of her relationship and reveal she knows as little about herself as she does about the wealthy.

The Book: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

September 15, 2022

As a great poet once said, "You believe in things that you don't understand — superstition ain't the way." Today, we're discussing the harmful effects of superstitious thinking and group thought. We'll be honest. Kari led this discussion, and it's kind of all over the place. Then, on to our book...

A local philanthropic gentleman is slashed to death in the dead of night. The killer is suspected to be an unworldly hound - a dog larger than any earthly dog, fierce and fiery in appearance. However, one detective sets sights on finding the truth and exposing the cunning killer.

The detective: Sherlock Holmes.

The book: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

September 8, 2022

Momma's baby, the preacher's maybe. A puritan community is rocked by a scandal involving a married woman found unfaithful to her husband. Instead of condemning her to death, they mercifully allow her to be branded for her crime with a scarlet "A." The red letter announces her as unclean, the fallen one, the adulteress. As the years pass, however, the town becomes less convinced of her evil nature while she becomes more committed to her solitude. When the opportunity arises to run away with the man she loves and with whom she's sinned, will she take it, or will her end be more painful than even her punishment?

 

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ReLIT: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

ReLIT: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

September 1, 2022

What would you do if one of the people you admired most was accused of murder? Faced with this question, one teen decides to uncover the secrets her hometown’s been hiding for the last five years. She soon realizes that nearly everyone she knows is a suspect. What’s more, someone wants her quiet, and someone wants her dead.

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ReLIT: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

ReLIT: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

August 25, 2022

We're taking off this week! Enjoy this oldie but goodie...

Comprised entirely of dialogue, this is the first-hand account of one band's meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. It openly relates the few triumphs and many failures, that took them from the top to the bottom and everywhere in between. More importantly, this story is about the destructive and healing power of love.

The name of the band is Daisy Jones and Six.

Our book is Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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A Pure Heart: A Novel by Rajia Hassib

A Pure Heart: A Novel by Rajia Hassib

August 18, 2022

"Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?" We begin this week's discussion with our Theme of the Week: The Butterfly Effect. How much does today affect our future? There's a theory that we'll do our best to break down. Then, on to our book...

 

From halfway around the world, an Egyptian archeologist is desperate to uncover the mystery that led to her younger sister's death at the hands of a suicide bomber IN CAIRO. 

 

The archeologist: Rose Hatfield

The Book: A Pure Heart: A Novel by Rajia Hassib

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Sources for this week's theme:

American Scientist: https://www.americanscientist.org/article/understanding-the-butterfly-effect

Farnam Street: https://fs.blog/the-butterfly-effect/#:~:text=Although%20the%20concept%20of%20the,disciplines%20to%20create%20chaos%20theory

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Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke

Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke

August 11, 2022

A silent killer lives among us and is everywhere. I've met him. So have you. So has everyone you know. Still, we prefer to pretend he doesn't exist. Hello, Loneliness, my old friend. This is your story. SEEK YOU brings to light the shameful parts of the human experience, namely our relatable need to touch, converse with, and receive recognition from the people around us. From the birth of the laugh track to what we choose to post on social media, she breaks down how we pacify ourselves when this need is not fulfilled and asks what is necessary to form the connections that feed us.

This week's book is a graphic novel, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke.

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”Wilde” Card: The Importance of Being Earnest, a Play by Oscar Wilde

”Wilde” Card: The Importance of Being Earnest, a Play by Oscar Wilde

August 4, 2022

It's the first Thursday of the month, and you know what that means The Importance of Being Ernest (Video Podcast) — a wild card episode. Or, should we say "Wilde" card, because this week we're reviewing The Importance of Being Earnest, the first play of our series on theatrical works. As official as that sounds, you should know that this episode is as unhinged as all others. We've also recorded the entire show for YouTube, so feel free to go over there and see our faces. Enjoy!

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

July 28, 2022

Remember "The Bubble Boy," the episode of Seinfield from season four? In it, George is taunted by a cantankerous boy who must spend life inside a protective shield because of his disease. It's funny. However, the actual disease is not. Alexis takes away one of our remaining joys in life by sharing the story of the real "Bubble Boy." Then, on to our book...

Deathly allergic to everything on earth, Maddy must spend her life inside her home with only her mother and nurse for company. She passes the time with surprising optimism, reading books, watching movies, and playing games. But when a new family moves in next door with their teenage son Olly, Maddy learns something about herself that tears her world apart and nearly destroys herself and everyone she knows.

The book is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

 

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Part 2)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Part 2)

July 21, 2022

A family is devastated by information that their mother, long dead, is helping people live longer, happier lives all around the world. How can this be? Rumors spread that scientists have cloned the matriarch and that the woman they love now has duplicates of herself around Europe. Still, another suspicion is that she's been shot into space, stuffed into a bomb, and inserted with AIDS, suffering alone in some cold lab halfway around the planet. The stress of all this news cripples her children, but what is the truth? A young writer and scientist takes it upon herself to help the family reach the thrilling conclusion of their mother's story.

The writer and scientist: Rebecca Skloot

You're listening to the conclusion of our deep dive into The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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